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This is an unusual one, A Mk1*, or not, who knows.

Original WW1 apart from the Mk2 liner which is dated 1939, it has the owners number on the inside of the liner. Which is for the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

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I think it's a beauty, just because it's so different. Most Mk1*'s were refurbished at unit level during 1937-38,after that date the Mk2 came on line. With a 39 dated liner, maybe with units shipping out to France with the BEF they just didn't have time for a full refurbishment, & just replaced the liner.

 A bit like your Mk1* with the Mk3 chin strap lugs, early 39, so obviously still upgrading the Mk1 while the Mk2 helmet was being issued. 

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I think it's a beauty, just because it's so different. Most Mk1*'s were refurbished at unit level during 1937-38,after that date the Mk2 came on line. With a 39 dated liner, maybe with units shipping out to France with the BEF they just didn't have time for a full refurbishment, & just replaced the liner.

 A bit like your Mk1* with the Mk3 chin strap lugs, early 39, so obviously still upgrading the Mk1 while the Mk2 helmet was being issued. 

 

 

I agree, a very interesting example and one I would have.  The variations just within MKI* is something I was not aware of.  So many helmets to get!

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Originally thought the flash was for the R.E.M.E. HQ units, but have been informed that this Mk1* flash is for the 15th Hussars.

There is an flash to both sides, & the majority of the paint work to the outside is in good order,the inside is near mint.

Shell made by Thomas Firth & sons, it has an white M painted on the inside to donate that the rim is magnetic. Lugs are dated 1938, as is the liner.

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